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Vintage Day

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Parade of vintage planes and old cars

Country Music Festival

Shoulderborne Creek Orchestra

Bonnie Ridge Bluegrass

Dixie Dulcimers...and others!


Candler Field Museum will re-create The Sights and Sounds of the 1920s at the Fifth Annual VINTAGE DAYS FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 7th. The airfield and museum is located just off Hwy 362 in Williamson GA. Activities are scheduled from 11 am - 7 pm at this family-focused event that includes an invitation to dress-up in period costumes; see the display of old cars and vintage planes; and enjoy the old-fashioned food and music. This year’s event will be a music festival along with an airplane parade of flight. Admission fee is $10 per car with all proceeds going to support the museum.

This year the Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra and the Bonnie Ridge Blue Grass group will entertain throughout the afternoon. Other music groups will be present including the Dixie Dulcimers. A wide variety of aircraft has been assembled and will be flown at different times in a Parade of Flight. An old fashioned cake walk along with a fashion show will be part of the activities. VINTAGE DAYS best represents the Museum's continuing efforts to re- create the Original Atlanta Airport as it was in the 1920s. People who lived in the 1920s experienced a fascination with the emerging technology of both the Automobile and the Aeroplane. Barnstorming, air shows, and flying circus events were popular forms of entertainment for families before TV. Food and refreshments will be available all day including Barbeque, Hamburgers, Brats, and a full menu at Barnstormers Grill. Airplane rides will be available all day.

Two raffles will be held that day - one for a cash prize of $1,000 ( $20 tickets ) and one for a 20 gauge shotgun donated by Autrey's Armory located in Fayetteville.( $10 tickets). Raffle Tickets can be purchased on-line, or by calling 770-467-9490, or by visiting Barnstormers Grill.

The Museum plans to remind folks how the Baby Ruth Candy Company once used airplanes to drop free candy bars over Atlanta as a form of advertising. The Museum will recreate the candy drop in remembrance of the pioneer pilots, like local pilot Doug Davis, who participated in those early promotions.

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